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Log Cabin Retreat - a handcrafted Work of Love

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View from the loft

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cabin
Escape the fray and mundane – find nature’s beauty and perhaps yourself in this breathtaking log cabin retreat. Enjoy virgin forests, bountiful gardens and beckoning mountains literally at your doorstep. Spot a wild deer, elk or strawberry? All is possible here. If you are seeking some peace and quiet and quality time – then look no further. Connect with nature and feel at home in your heart here at StarFire Cabin, a work of Love made reverently over 3 years. In fact, many of the materials used to hand build this log cabin were conscientiously chosen from our land, including a great deal of the logs that make up the sturdy walls, to the wood that created the dining room table to the handpicked rocks on the fireplace. Here you can Nurture your body with wholesome organic foods straight...Escape the fray and mundane – find nature’s beauty and perhaps yourself in this breathtaking log cabin retreat. Enjoy virgin forests, bountiful gardens and beckoning mountains literally at your doorstep. Spot a wild deer, elk or strawberry? All is possible here. If you are seeking some peace and quiet and quality time – then look no further. Connect with nature and feel at home in your heart here at StarFire Cabin, a work of Love made reverently over 3 years. In fact, many of the materials used to hand build this log cabin were conscientiously chosen from our land, including a great deal of the logs that make up the sturdy walls, to the wood that created the dining room table to the handpicked rocks on the fireplace. Here you can Nurture your body with wholesome organic foods straight from our garden, Give your busy mind a rest and take a deep breathe of fresh air to reground and replenish your spirit with the natural beauty that abounds here – Reconnect, Rebalance and Replenish your Heart here. Please do not inquire on property with groups containing children under the age of 12. We do not accept children under the age of 12. Welcome to StarFire Cabin, Welcome Home.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for kids
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
George / Kristina O
Hosting since January 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (35)
Hope F
Hope F
Spokane, WA8 contributions
Best Cabin
We had the BEST experience at this cabin in the woods. Cabin was made with love, very cozy, and worth the money we spent. No outside distraction (wifi not an option). Very well made and managed, lots of firewood, toiletries and things provided was very nice. Would definitely stay here again!
Visited December 2018
Written December 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review.Sorry to have not responded sooner, but we had some difficulties with the site. Hope you can visit again in another season.
Written January 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mobile766909
Mobile766909
Wonderful
The cabin was clean, comfortable and peaceful. We would recommend this to all our friends who might be visiting Sand Point.
Visited June 2018
Written June 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thank you for the review and for leaving the cabin in such good repair.Hope you can come and visit us again one day.
Written June 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carley T
Carley T
1 contribution
Amazing place, amazing views, amazing people
Starfire cabin was more than I could have hoped for when picking a place to just unplug and getaway for a few days. The scenery was remarkable and George and Kristina were incredibly hospitable. They were great at anticipating our needs and then left us to enjoy. Couldn’t have asked more out of our hosts. If you are looking for a little slice of home away from home, definitely book this place. The personal touches all throughout the cabin really goes to show how special it is to them and their willingness to share their story with us. There are plenty of places to hike, sight see, and have a great meal. But our favorite part was having a cup of coffee on the front porch in the mornings to take in the quiet. It was so refreshing! We can’t wait to come back and maybe even enjoy what the summer months in Idaho have to offer. Thank you Orton’s for a great trip!
Visited April 2018
Written May 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thank you so much for the great review.We are thrilled that you enjoyed the ambiance of the cabin.Please come back !
Written June 19, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nawaf a
nawaf a
1 contribution
Relaxing time
It was just perfect. I spent a good time with my family. The cabin was clean , and very safe. I will come again soon :)
Visited March 2017
Written March 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thank you, Nawaf, we are glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Sandpoint, and that you enjoyed the cabin. We look forward to your next visit, maybe the summer, so you can enjoy the lake.
Written March 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jodi T
Jodi T
Calgary, Canada17 contributions
Perfect
Wonderful, private, relaxing. A great place to disconnect and reconnect. The kids loved the loft. We brought an extra blow up mattress for the loft because we have a girl and a boy so they want separate beds. We will be back.
Visited September 2016
Written September 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thank you for the great review.I loved that the children wrote in the guest book.We look forward to you coming back again.We do have an extra mattress that we will bring over next time .
Written September 6, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NanceC
NanceC
Austin, TX1 contribution
Unique and beautiful cabin, great hosts!
This cabin is all by itself in a wooded area and lovingly made and decorated. The queen bed in the only bedroom was very comfortable with side tables and lamps. The hosts had compiled a book with the history of the cabin, recommendations of where to eat, shop and hike. The gardens were wonderful and we were encouraged to harvest from their beautiful and extensive garden. We were even treated to some fresh blueberries upon arrival. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was that they expected guests to leave their shoes outside and walk inside barefoot or in some supplied slippers. If we had known this before we arrived, we could have packed some slippers/sandals of our own for this purpose. Otherwise it was a wonderful stay!
Visited July 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written July 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thank you for coming to say at the cabin.We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written September 6, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandy W
Sandy W
Riverside, CA4 contributions
Dream Cabin
Have you ever dreamed of living in a log cabin in the woods? George Orton had a bigger dream. He built his own log cabin, using logs from his 40 acres. Starfire Cabin is a seamless blend of clever architecture and skilled craftsmanship inside and out; with many hand hewn furnishings as well. It's truly a Dream Cabin! Upon entering the cabin, it seemed as if I was stepping into a Fairytale. I rather imagined that's how Goldilocks felt when she saw the welcoming interior of the Three Bears' Cabin. However; in the Starfire Cabin, nothing is too hot, too hard, or too anything. Everything about this cabin is JUST RIGHT!
Visited April 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written May 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thankyou for a review that is so charming, and left a smile on our faces!
Written May 13, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

local foodie
local foodie
Kailua-Kona, HI22 contributions
Absolutely enchanting
Our 4 nights at StarFire cabin exceeded everything we had hoped for. The cabin is comfortable and lovely. The property is private and beautiful. Our hosts, George and Kristina, provided everything to make our stay memorable. George had more than enough wood for the stove inside, as well as, wood for the fire pit which we enjoyed sitting by in the evening. We can't say enough good things about this magical place. If you are looking for a charming cabin in the woods you need not look any farther. Coming from Hawaii we traded one paradise for another!
Visited April 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written May 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
We are so glad that you enjoyed the cabin, and enjoyed the amenities.It was great hearing your laughter around the campfire at night !
Written May 13, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Denise K
Denise K
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Gorgeous Cabin!
George and Kristina's hand-crafted cabin is an ideal getaway. The cabin is breathtaking. A rustic log cabin with modern amenities (electricity, plumbing, heat). It is located in a beautiful area with tons of hiking on the grounds and nearby. We are already planning our next visit!
Visited April 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written April 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad447717
Nomad447717
Thankyou so much ! We are delighted that you had such a good time, and hope that you will be back.
Written April 16, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Teresa S
Teresa S
Coeur d'Alene, ID99 contributions
Beautiful, Relaxing Getaway
This is the perfect place to go and get unplugged. No phone, no TV, no internet, no cell tower. It was brilliant- a perfectly relaxing two days. This beautiful log cabin, along with a lot of the furniture inside was crafted by hand by the owner using wood found on his 40 acre property. You can feel the love that went into it. I cannot say enough about the craftsmanship and quality. This is a getaway I will not soon forget.
Visited February 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written February 17, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain views
  • Parking available
  • Stereo system
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighborhood
Starfire Cabin is a hand built log cabin nestled in the forests of North Idaho, located 5 minutes from Idaho's largest lake and surrounded by massive cedar trees and organic gardens this cabin is truly one of a kind. Starfire Cabin is located 15 minutes by car from Sandpoint, ID and 1.5 hrs to Spokane International Airport. Situated on 40 acres surrounded by lush organic gardens, hiking and biking trails, ponds, and beautiful aspen and cedar trees. This cabin is a haven of peace, love, and tranquility. The only sounds you hear are the soft wind rustling through the aspen leaves. 20 years of hard work and love have transformed this property into a sanctuary to reconnect, relax, and enjoy the little things. The cabin has a master bedroom that sleeps 2 and a loft that has 2 queens and sleeps 4. It has stove, microwave, toaster, washer, and dryer.

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Log Cabin Retreat - a handcrafted Work of Love

Log Cabin Retreat - a handcrafted Work of Love is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Log Cabin Retreat - a handcrafted Work of Love has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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